June 29, 2016
by Gina Waring
MOSQUITO SCARS AND HOW TO MAKE THEM DISSAPPER
Mosquitos in Texas, where I live are out almost 10 months of the year. The only time we don’t have mosquitos is when the temperatures drop down to 40 degrees. So, late November, December and January are about the only months we aren’t bothered by pesky mosquitos.
Mosquitos just love me. I get bit all the time. But, I always have a reaction to the bite. It really becomes inflamed and itchy. Wow, sometimes I look like I have chicken pox because I have so many red bumps caused by mosquitos. This kind of reaction causes deep scars that turn black or blue. They don’t go away either. It is very discouraging to have these scars on your legs when you are trying to go out in shorts or a swimsuit. I get so disgusted!
I have done a lot of research. Through trial an error; I have found some products that work to help fade these scars. Sometimes, if you can treat the mosquito bite with a liquid Benadryl or Caladryl it can stop the itching and the inflammation. Coming from me, when having an allergic reaction the itching is really difficult to ignore. So, keep one of these on hand. They can give immediate relief. If you don’t scratch the bite open the scar will be smaller.
It can be very embarrassing to have to wait forever to have this deep black and blue marks heal. While waiting I have felt like I should never wear shorts or a bathing suit. My legs look to awful! Life is too short. Don’t let it pass you by! So, one of the remedies I have found that temporarily helps the way these scars look is leg make up. What?? You never knew there was such a thing? Yep! There is. You can go to CVS or Walgreens and get your shade. Make sure you get waterproof. That way if you sweat or get wet if won’t run everywhere.
Now when putting on the makeup, use enough to cover the top of you feet and ankles. Then put and even coat all the way up your leg. Spread it as far as you need it to go. It has given me confidence when I had none.
Another way to help the look of Mosquito bite scars is to use a self tanner, or go and get a spray tan. I am so pasty white that this definitely helped the look of the scars on my legs. Make sure if you use tanner on your legs you do the rest of you body, too. You don’t want your legs to stand out in the wrong way. So make sure your arms, face, neck etc. matches the color your legs are.
Mosquitos can also be deterred by taking a vitamin B1. Take one everyday. I just found this out. Never knew! Now I do! I am taking it everyday. I have been taking it for about 3 weeks. So far I have only had one bite since taking the B1 vitamin. Usually I look like a pin cushion. But, remember I am still battling old scars. So, getting new ones just add to the misery. Well now I just go with the flow. Do what I can and keep going.
Tea Tree essential oil is wonderful for the inflammation of a mosquito bite and very soothing for the itch after a bite happens. Carrot essential oil is wonderful for your skin, it can help with the dark scars. Vitamin k oil or Vitamin E oil are excellent for fading spots. Arnica essential oil is one of the best oils to help fade this marks. Arnica can be found in a gel or ointment, too. Coconut oil is also very good for your skin. It does a great job fading scars. I found a great product at my local natural drug store. It is called Scargo. It is an oil that your massage into your legs. It has a combination of about 6 different oils that help compound the healing of these mosquito marks.
You need to exfoliate your legs by using a pumice stone or loofa sponge. Do this three times a week while you are in the shower or bath. Another way to exfoliate and treat this spots while in the shower or tub; is to use a natural tea tree oil soap or a coco butter soap. Treat and exfoliate at the same time.
Just remember life is too short! Go do what you have planned to do. Don’t stop short because of a little Mosquito. You can overcome this!
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